I am moving on to a new journal. I have work friends that will have access to my journal now so rather than running through and putting all embarrassing posts on private (which would take forever) I am just making a new one. If I have anything embarrassing to say, I will mark it as private as I go. My new name is amgood20. Refriend me!
I'M GOING TO VIRGINIA TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SOOOOOO EXCITED! The plan is:
22nd - 25th Richmond with James' mom and grandma. His dad and step mother will be visiting because they will be in the area.
26th We are taking a day trip to Delaware and Philadelphia so James can visit some breweries.
27th - 30th Stanton (sp?) with James dad and step mom. I will get to meet his half sister and nephews there. I also get to have lunch with the Izzle.
So, instead of cleaning my house like I planned, I am sitting here online... writing this and trying to win some sweepstakes.
I just did the American General Finance Services Sweet Ride Sweepstakes. I'll let you know if I win anything. I figure, if I win something I don't need... I can sell it and make money that will pay off some of my bills. I hope I win something cause my purse is gettin kinda skinny this Christmas!!! I've just finished the last of the Christmas portraits. I'll be uploading them while I enter more sweepstakes.
Pastel 8 x 10
Charcoal 11 x 17
pastel 8 x 10
Charcoal 8 x 10 (JAMES!)
Charcoal 8 x 10 (pete and elsie... James' dad and step mom)
Whelp, I'm waiting on my latest pastel kid to scan, and I'm really tired. So... I'm writing in this neglected thing to try to keep from passing out on my keyboard. James is working a "close bar" shift tonight, and I would like to be kinda awake when he gets home... When did 2am get late? When did I start needing 8 hours of sleep per night? Gar. Proper sleeping habits are no good for productivity. Neither is having a 40 hour a week job that has been causing brain rot since your friggin awesome boss got backstabbed by dumb and dumber. Sigh. June isn't coming quick enough. Also, why is the spelling rule "i before e except after c" never true when I'm actually paying attention to it? (In this case NEITHER is the word in question) K, well it scanned.
Since I suck at posting on this blog, and because before this point, this post wast pretty useless, here are some of the portraits I've done semi recently.
I did this charcoal quite a few months ago for a girl I work with. It is her and her husband at their wedding.
This is a colored pencil piece I did for a girl I used to work with.
I did this pastel a couple of weeks ago of another couple that recently got marrien. They are people that my aunt works with.
This pastel is the one I just scanned for another girl I work with.
So there. Now this post has a point to it. I hope you've enjoyed your visit. I'm going to bed.
- Location:Home Office
- Music:New York (Lionel Newman and Ken Darby from Marilyn Monroe - Diamond Collection)
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions on your LJ.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
"Press Tab to advance to the Saturation value and press Shift + (up arrow glyph) twice to raise the value to +20%. Then click OK."
from Adobe Photoshop CS one-onone
I didn't want this book to be closest to me, but it was actually reaching towards me from the bookshelf. I had to play by the rules. Boo.
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished,post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.
I just thought I'd see who still actually looks at my lj. I rarely do it myself...
- Music:washing machine and ac
Disregard last rant. I know where my heart is.
I've made a mistake. I tried to take three bags of trash down carpeted stairs while wearing heels. I got to the 4th step, caught my heel, lost my balance and dived face first down the stairs. My shins caught some skinning and some rug burn on the way down. Then BLAM! Face-wall. Then my legs flew over my head and I heard my back click. I went to the hospital to get my back checked and my lip sewn up. The stitches sucked, but my back is fine... other than the fact that I have scoliosis and nobody caught it in 6th grade. Now I gotta go see about getting that fixed so that I don't hate myself when I'm old.
Shoes come off at door no matter what.
When taking things down stairs, keep one hand free for that railing.
Buy band-aids so that you don't look like you've just escaped from the wreckage of a train when you go to the hospital to get stitches. (I scared a child)
Is it bad that while falling, I thought of how much time this was going to take out of my work week and how inconvenient this fall was going to be to my productivity?
PS: My tooth is a little loose too...
I'm a homeowner. I have very little time to enjoy being a homeowner because I'm working my rear off trying to afford my home... but I'm a homeowner. I now have internet in my home too (but no cable because comcast likes jerking me around). My sanity is held together by Monday night prison library (odd I know) and by 30 minutes to an hour of reading time that I allow myself each night. This journal entry is eating into that time. Night!!!
So here it is. The last day of classes. Today is my last day as a SCAD kid. I'm exceptionally proud of my portfolio. I'm ready to get out into that real world. And I'm ready to kick butt. I never thought I'd feel this ready for something like this. I always fear change. I think I got that out of the way early this quarter though. So now, I feel like there is absolutely no fear. It's wonderful. It's all that's in my head. Craig knows... it's all I can seem to talk about and he's probably getting quite sick of hearing of it. Izzle's coming in today so that she can see me graduate on Saturday. This is very appropriate, considering she was in my very first class at SCAD. 11am Mondays and Wednesdays Drawing 1. Good and bad, always a best freind. We've been through a lot. Sigh... well, I gotta get in the shower to get ready for my day. This is it. Here I go!
Oh my goodness... Remember when I thought I had found my very first boyfreind on myspace? (If you don't, this
is the post and this
is the haha... just kidding post) Well... guess who just found me on myspace!!! Craziness...
Btw... married and has a kid
That makes 3 married with a kid, 1 married with unknown kid status, 1 who is normal, and 1 who's just plainly an ass.
I feel behind... but I know I'm not.
I'm just on a different track.
Yeah, that's it.
Things are going very well with JJG (job possibility). I have had a phone interview with them, I have gone up to Atlanta for a real interview with the Art Director and a woman that is moving up in the creative department. During that interview, they told me that if they are hiring for a Junior Designer, then I'm the top candidate so far (but they had a few more to interview). But if they are hiring for the production designer, then they would offer me the job, but they hoped that I wouldn't take it because they think I can do better than that. So I came back to Savannah, sent them a thank you card (thank you Carol Ann for that training), and waited patiently by the computer and the phone. Well... they just got back to me. They are hiring for the Junior Designer position and they want to see me again. Lookin good! If I get this job, then I will be into a home of my own by the end of summer. I'll have my cats. I will get my Pug named Keyes. And if things keep going the in the direction they are going now... my social life and possibly more will be quite healthy as well.
Ducks are almost in the row...
I almost don't feel like this is real... I feel like I might wake up or something.
Aunt Jill sent me this today...
INSTALLING HUSBAND 1.0
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance -- particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 and then installed undesirable programs such as NFL 5.0, NBA 3.0, and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an Operating System. Please enter the command "http: I Thought You Loved Me.html" and try to download Tears 6.2 and don't forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
But remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.
Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources). Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Food 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.
Multiple factors have come together today to mess me up
a) Psychology teacher making a mass touching session... I only had to touch two people... but it was for a prolonged period of time. Forced bubble invasion. This was mildly annoying. Now that the rest of the day has happened, I need a hug.
b) Father sent me a card. He wrote an apology that I actually believe. My heart is in my throat and I keep tearing up. I don't know how to feel.
c) I got in a mild wreck. An old lady opened her car door into my moving truck on Bay St. She kept crying. She kept saying that a few seconds later and she would have been gone. I know that if it were a few seconds later, I would have swerved. But I made an old lady think that I was gonna kill her. The cop came and signed something saying that it was not my fault and that it wont be on my insurance. But wow...
um... just found out that I couldnt open my passenger side door.
All is well and good and Spring Break is over. Josh is gone... I think he was married. I made new friends such as Little Ted, Linda, and Christine. I got to hang out with old friends such as Angela, Ben, and Jim. I got family time. I got to paint a little. I hung out with Harley folk a few times. I drank a lot. I saw movies. I got slightly mauled. I won a totally awesome award...
I think this was by far the best spring break I've ever known. I'm glad it was my last, though. It would be too hard to top this one.
I'm exhausted, but at the same time, I'm wondering why I'm sitting at home. My body isn't used to that anymore. The night is young!
Ok... disregard any issues in the last post. My glass is completely full if not moreso. Little Ted speaks, Josh calls, and I get to go out and catch up with Jim on Saturday.
...and I'm not so sure that Little Ted only wants to be friends now
...and I think that within a weeks time, I might have got in a little deeper than I intended.
So... date with Josh has moved to Friday. I've noticed something rather disturbing about myself. I've been social with two guys this week. I was basically set up with little Ted. We hung out... neither of us seemed to want anything out of it... I'm not his type, he's not mine... whatever. Josh got my number Monday. We are having a real, honest-to-God date tomorrow. Little Ted said "I'll call you tomorrow" on Saturday night, then forgot all about me. Josh has called me once every day since he got my number... he has made these calls during his break at work from a pay phone. These calls arent long, but they are made just to reassure me that he is still around and interested. Now... why am I all hmmm-haw whatever about Josh's efforts? Why am I really freaking dissappointed about Ted's lack of effort? Now... I don't want Ted like that. I would really like to have him as a friend... but the point is, I'm paying more attention to what I don't have. Not good! I need to fix that!
Ok.. post over, Jim (ex from high school) just IMed me
In our Business of Graphic Design class, our last project was a Dove campaign for real beauty. We had to target 13 to 16 year old girls and promote disability all while boosting Dove. Big task! This was a real competition. Who ever was best out of the class had their work sent into the real competition.Well... GUESS WHICH GROUP TOTALLY WON IN THE CLASS COMP! Rachel D.- Creative Director, Jessica W.- Copywriter, and me - illustrator. We all branched out from our designated jobs of course so we all did design work. But yeah... freakin awesome! So our work is being sent off to the U.K. and if it wins, We get to go there too! You will be able to see the work once I finish fixing all the ticks in my website next week.
Oh, and Josh called back... Thursday = Reno Movie
- Drove up
- Stopped at a Classic Dennys (very cool)
- Visited Grandma and Grandpa
- Got home
- Slept in
- Went to a local coffee shop in historic Winder
- Went home
- Chilled out
- Went to a Saint Patricks Day Harley fair like thing at Killer Creek
--- Met Little Ted
-- Participated in Kiss the Crome: This is where you put on bright red lipstick and kiss a chrome pipe. Whoever has the best lip prints wins a trophy.
--- Got the creeps from someone staring at me while I was with my mother.
--- Bought a baby pink Harley cowgirl hat (cute!)
--- Got harrassed by Dennis about the possibility of dating Little Ted
--- Learned that Little Ted might call me
--- Won first prize at Kiss the Chrome (I totally beat last years champ! She came in second tee hee) This means I now have a big green trophy with a Harley on top that says that I won Best Lips.
- Rescued my truck that was trapped in a locked up parking lot (apparently I wasn't supposed to park there)
-Went home to eat
-Went to Wild Bills with Little Ted
-Came home at 2am
- Woke up late
- Bummed around the house
- Went out to South of the Border with Ben
- Went to see 300 with Ben
- Crashed early
- Woke up late
- Went out to get a new phone for Grandma
- Taught Grandma how to use her new phone
- Went to Starbucks and giggled with Grandma
- Went back to Grandparents house to show them my trophy
- Went to Wallmart to pick up some tape for my rain guard and some apricot scrub
--- Got chased all over wallmart by a guy who was working up his nerve
--- Went to feminine isle to confirm following
--- Following confirmed
--- Bought items
--- Headed towards car
--- Met wallmart-tag-along Josh
--- Agreed to give him my number
--- Declined offer to take a ride with him
-Emailed Ben about Josh
-Typed this up
Oh, and I've learned that there are pictures up of me and that waitor from when the Killer Creek Hog Chapter came to Savannah and played "Make Amanda Blotch in Public" at that restaurant. For story of this event, read this post
Anyways... here are the pics.
And yeah... about Josh... That kinda thing hasn't happened in years!
Newman was talking to me about my project today. After going over a bunch of stuff, we came to something that I liked. I started thinking about it and I guess I finally expressed a face that reflected this fact. Newman asked me if I was starting to get excited about it. I said yes. He said, "Good, because you are hard to excite." Now... part of the problem is that I have too many ideas going on at once. The physical expression of an emotion is just an extra step in my process that I can skip without regret. However, he did make me wonder a bit. I feel strange expressing emotion around people that I either don't know well, or look up to. If I'm just around close friends, I'm fine. If there are a few close friends, but we are in public, I'm ok, but I keep my guard up just incase. Any other time, I must look like a robot. My interaction with others includes a polite half smile, minimal eye contact, and little to no words. If more talk is required, I start mumbling and stuttering. If I have to maintain eyecontact too long, my eyebrows go all wonky, like I'm straining to stay focused. Heaven help me if somone says something funny... my face just doesn't know what to do with that... laughter mixed with awkward nervousness... no good.
Anyways... moral of the story:
My wiring is messed up.
I just made a butterfly out of shredded paper. I will continue with a rabbit, a bird, a seahorse, a turtle, a lizard, a horse, and a peacock... but that's for tomorrow night. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here by my bag of shreaded paper stuff, my fingers are caked in glue, and I am a happy girl. Arts and crafts man... life is good.
Good day! I got great reviews during my presentation on my Hawkinson project :) I NEED to learn flash rather quickly though. I wanna make the website portion rock. I'll post things at the end of the quarter, once I've revised. Meanwhile, I've just come back from creating some package templates and I'm enjoying a "congrats on the good day, here's to the next one" bailey's on the rocks. Then I'm going to bed with no immediate concerns. Yep... good day :)
I think I've just been hazed. I got to the hotel. Everyone said hi. Bo-Hog gave me a hug. We walked to the restaurant. Everything was fine and dandy. Our waiter was cool with us. Funny guy. Anyways... all was good until the lady beside me asked me if I wanted to know if he was single. Everything went down hill from there. They found out his height, his college background... they talked to his boss about me and him... ordering my dinner from him was a painful experience... they tried to get his phone number for me... at some point, they took a picture of the two of us... and at a most unfortunate point, they asked him if I could paint him naked. There were 10 of them, one poor little waiter, and one me. I had better be a part of their "club" after that. Thank goodness it was dark though. I was blotching pretty darn bad. Also, thank goodness for Georgia Peach martinis. If it wasn't for them, I would have felt twice the embarrassment. Blarg.
I'm just gonna avoid river street from now on.
My jump drive and my home folder are covered with hands... heidi hands to be exact.
Off to go to a Harley Party ;)
Momma's in town with Dennis and all their Harley buddies. They're on a ride. We all just went out to get dinner. I drew a picture over Christmas for Dennis to give to one of them. Now the guy is all sweet and pappa bear-ish towards me. Good to know that a massive man named Bo-Hog has my back! I like the Harley crowd... they're fun. It's definitely a big shift... from SCAD college kids and all. Not a voice without a twang at that table :) Ok... off to watch Lost on Heidi's computer... then I'm off to bed.